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Workers’ rights for French ‘Temptation Island’ contestant

A French court has ruled that three contestants from the French version of Temptation Island have the right to be treated as salaried workers. The judge awarded them €11,000 each and ruled that the former contestants were entitled to full employment contracts, which includes overtime, holidays and damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show, which could change the game for ousted reality TV contestants.
June 4, 2009

A French court has ruled that three contestants from the French version of Temptation Island have the right to be treated as salaried workers. The judge awarded them €11,000 (US$15,000) each and ruled that the former contestants were entitled to full employment contracts, including overtime, holidays and damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show, which could open the door for lawsuits from other ousted reality TV contestants.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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